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Am Yisrael Chai
Am Yisrael Chai 2017
A powerful and unforgettable event
"FORTITUDE AND ENDURANCE"
Surviving with Faith, Hope, Love,
MAGDA MOZES HERZBERGER
Survivor of Auschwitz, Bremen Slave Labor Camp and Bergen-Belsen
Magda Mozes Herzberger was born in Cluj, Romania on February 20, 1926. After the German occupation in March 1944, Jews were forced to wear the yellow star and a month later Magda and her family, along with thousands of other Jews were forced into the Cluj ghetto. At the end of May 1944, the ghetto was liquidated and they were deported to Auschwitz. Magda miraculously survived the initial selection, and then endured unimaginable horrors as she remained determinedly resolved to survive. After seven weeks in Auschwitz, she was shipped to a slave labor camp in Bremen, Germany. As Allied bombs fell in the city, the Germans forced the prisoners on a death march to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Magda's job was to dispose of thousands of corpses in and around the barracks. Magda was near death and collapsing from exhaustion when, on April 15th, 1945, the camp was liberated by British soldiers. One of those soldiers found Magda alive among the corpses. Magda survived the Holocaust and then went on to survive the Exodus and a yearlong internment at Cyprus before being allowed into Israel. Today, Magda is a tireless Holocaust Survivor Speaker whose message includes teaching the next generation to have the moral courage to stand up against injustice. She is an accomplished speaker, author, poet and composer, as well as a former long distance runner, skier and mountain climber.
Eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Fortitude and Endurance Program: 7:00 -8:30pm
Venue: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel
7 Concourse Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Coffee and Book signing
This message is a reminder for guests to arrive early due to the anticipated number of people attending the Fortitude and Endurance event. Due to recent events we will have security staff checking bags and police officers monitoring the event in order to maintain safety and security for all. The doors will open beginning at 5:30pm and the exhibit will be available for viewing during this time prior to the program.
Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award Andrea Videlefsky
On March 31, Central Atlanta Progress regcognized the Daffodil Project and Andrea Videlefsky with the 2016 Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award.
"Never shall I forget
the little faces of the children..."
Quote Thomas Buergenthal, featured speaker 2016:
"While I do believe that I survived the Holocaust in order to devote my life to the protection of human rights, I believe that, having survived, I have an obligation to try to do all I can to spare others, wherever they might be, from suffering a fate similar to that of the victims of the Holocaust."